Sunday, July 8, 2012

12x Background Radiation In 7/8/12 STL Storms

We captured our first live airborne radiation reading during a thunderstorm via our new outdoor radiation monitor. Live data from our Saint Louis outdoor Geiger counter may be seen at the following link.

The live data indicated an approximate 4 CPM jump from 14 CPM to 18 CPM.
A sample swipe taken from our truck after the rain ended indicated levels about 12 times greater than background.


  1. Yo, Mr. Potrblog, take a look at this Does the red, and purple color say anything different about the particle content that the flares are running through recently?

    1. Best guess is that it is a Proton Aurora; not a good sign when the upper atmosphere is loaded with Fukushima fallout like Cs-133, as it leads to spallations that produce radioactive iodines.

      It will be interesting to see if there is another round of indeterminate radioiodine detections from locations willing to report such findings.

      Here is a link to an article about proton aurora's

      and another link to a view of the southern Proton aurora from the same time period